Could you tell that I was on vacation again last week? I try not to talk about our travels on the blog so that I'm not publishing when the house is empty. We were invited to another week at a different beach. It was a little too soon after the other vacation but how can you say no to a free beach trip? This time we were in South Carolina with the family of one of Chris' best friends. They love taking Chris along on vacation because he cooks for them! This time I got to go along too.
I can't even remember the last time I took a "real" vacation much less 2 in one summer! The best part about the last vacation was that the hose we stayed in had a salt water pool. I'm allergic to chlorine so I haven't been in a pool in about 30 years. So, I admit, I spent the whole week by the pool and only walked to the beach one day. It was such a treat to be able to play in the pool.
Now I've had 2 very relaxing weeks of vacation and read several books. It's time to get back in gear and back to my routine.
I didn't sew a stitch in the last 8 days but I can share a little quilting frome the previous week.
Before I left I made good progress on my Woodland Star quilt. I've stitched in the ditch the whole quilt and have finished the quilting in the star.
You might be able to see it better from the back. It's mostly CC'ed but there's a wreath of leaves in the middle. I'm not quilting this one heavily because I want it to be a snugly bed quilt. I like how it's coming along.
I'm also planning my next glass projects. I have a special champagne bottle that I want to slump for a friend. I know I need to practice so I have a few bottles from friends and I'm going to spend some time this week working out a slumping schedule. Today I'm removing the labels, cleaning the bottles and making sure they are completely dry. I bought slumping molds several weeks ago and not it's time to use them.
This week I'd like to finish quilting the Woodland Star quilt and get my border blocks done on my HSTeria ugly quilt. There's also a lot of dyeing to do this week and that's always fun.
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